Welcome to Grant & Co

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  • Looking for a pro-active accountant who’ll help you make more profit & pay less tax?
  • Starting out in business & need financial guidance & advice?
  • Struggling with your Self Assessment tax return?

Grant & Co are an independent firm of Chartered Accountants, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

We offer a comprehensive range of cost-effective accountancy, taxation and financial services to businesses and individuals alike. We work hard to get to know you so that we can deliver personalised, timely advice on how you can improve your personal and business wealth.

Businesses

We invite you to utilise our professional expertise and skills to help you achieve your goals. Think beyond the traditional role of the accountant. We have the knowledge to assist with every stage of the life of your business from company formation and business structuring; to financial and Corporation Tax planning; to outsourcing functions such as bookkeeping, payroll and VAT; through to business succession or selling your business. We aim to actively contribute to your success and you will find our approach modern and constructive.

Individuals

We take time to understand your aims & objectives in order that we can provide the highest quality of advice on Self Assessment, tax planning, Inheritance Tax, estate planning and trusts. Tax can be a complex and confusing subject and you will appreciate the value of having an adviser who will both clarify and optimise your tax position.

To find out more about how we can help you and your business click here for an overview of our services. To find out more about us click here. To access a wealth of information visit our resource centre or view our free factsheets.

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The current hot topic

Business vehicles

The start of the new tax year has seen a number of changes with regard to capital allowances on business vehicles. Here we consider the major changes.

First-year allowances

To support the uptake of zero emission vehicles and ultra-low emission vehicles, the Government has extended the 100% first-year allowance (FYA) for cars with low carbon dioxide emissions for a further four years to 31 March 2025. The qualifying emissions threshold for this is reduced from 50g/km to 0g/km for expenditure incurred on or after 1 April 2021.

Goods vehicles

In addition, the 100% FYA for zero-emission goods vehicles is extended for a further four years to 31 March 2025 for expenditure incurred by a person within the charge to corporation tax (5 April 2025 for expenditure for income tax).

Writing down allowances

Furthermore, the main rate writing down allowance (WDA) of 18% applies to cars with emissions up to 50g/km for expenditure incurred on or after 1 April 2021 (6 April 2021 for income tax).
The special rate WDA of 6% will apply to higher polluting cars with emissions above 50g/km.

Example

A company purchases two cars for £20,000 each in its 12 month accounting period to 31 March 2022. The dates of purchase and CO2 emissions are as follows:

White car Blue car
1 May 2021 1 May 2021
45 80

Allowances in the year to 31 March 2022 relating to these purchases will be:

White car (main pool as emissions up to 50g/km) Blue car (special rate pool as emissions more than 50g/km)
£20,000 @ 18% = £3,600 £20,000 @ 6% = £1,200

Lease rental restriction

The new 50g/km threshold also applies in determining the 15% lease rental restriction for costs of hiring business cars for more than 45 consecutive days in relation to contracts entered into on or after 1 April 2021 (6 April 2021 for income tax).

Contact us for advice

If you are planning to purchase vehicles for your business please contact us so we can advise you of the tax reliefs available.